The Art of Santiago Calatrava: God of form

The Art of Santiago Calatrava: God of form
The Art of Santiago Calatrava: God of form

God of form

Architect, structural engineer, sculptor, and artist. No one can doubt the world Santiago Calatrava invites us to inhabit is unique, breathtaking and unparallel. From the Athens 2004 Olympic Sports Complex to the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in Manhattan, his remarkable aesthetic and engineering prowess are presented side by side with a simultaneous sensitivity for both the appearance and the anatomy of a structure. it’s no surprise he claims da Vinci’s nature studies as a huge source of influence, while his love of NASA space design explain the aerodynamic and organic associations of his structures. Natural forms and human movements inform a number of his projects, with a particular interest in the meeting point of equilibrium and dynamism.

The Art of Santiago Calatrava: God of form

Dubai Creek Tower, Dubai, UAE © Santiago Calatrava LLC

The Art of Santiago Calatrava: God of form

Light Rail Train Bridge, Jerusalem, Israel

An updated monograph called Calatrava. Complete Works 1979–Today, gathers detailed entries, photography, and the original watercolor sketches that set Calatrava aside as a unique creative master. It includes all of his original collaborative input, as well as new projects including the Mediopadana Station in Reggio Emilia, Italy, the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, and ongoing works like the UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai.

A SHORT BIO OF THE MASTER
Santiago Calatrava (born in 1951) studied art and architecture at the ETSA of Valencia and engineering at the ETH in Zürich. His best-known works include the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Opera House in his native Valencia, and the Turning Torso in Malmö, Sweden. Calatrava has received the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2005 Gold Medal. He is based in New York and Zürich.

The Art of Santiago Calatrava: God of form

Zurich University, Law Faculty, Zurich, Switzerland

The Art of Santiago Calatrava: God of form

World Trade Center Transportation Hub, New York, USA. 2003–2016 © Hufton + Crow

The Art of Santiago Calatrava: God of form

World Trade Center Transportation Hub, New York, USA. 2003–2016 © Hufton + Crow

Calatrava. Complete Works 1979–Today

By Santiago Calatrava, Philip Jodidio

Hardcover, 22.8 x 28.9 cm, 620 pages

www.taschen.com

The Art of Santiago Calatrava: God of form

God of form

Architect, structural engineer, sculptor, and artist. No one can doubt the world Santiago Calatrava invites us to inhabit is unique, breathtaking and unparallel. From the Athens 2004 Olympic Sports Complex to the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in Manhattan, his remarkable aesthetic and engineering prowess are presented side by side with a simultaneous sensitivity for both the appearance and the anatomy of a structure. it’s no surprise he claims da Vinci’s nature studies as a huge source of influence, while his love of NASA space design explain the aerodynamic and organic associations of his structures. Natural forms and human movements inform a number of his projects, with a particular interest in the meeting point of equilibrium and dynamism.

The Art of Santiago Calatrava: God of form

Dubai Creek Tower, Dubai, UAE © Santiago Calatrava LLC

The Art of Santiago Calatrava: God of form

Light Rail Train Bridge, Jerusalem, Israel

The Art of Santiago Calatrava: God of form

Turning Torso, Malmö, Sweden © Palladium Photodesign/Oliver Schuh

The Art of Santiago Calatrava: God of form

Reggio Emilia AV – Mediopadana Station, Reggio Emilia, Italy © Palladium Photodesign/Oliver Schuh

An updated monograph called Calatrava. Complete Works 1979–Today, gathers detailed entries, photography, and the original watercolor sketches that set Calatrava aside as a unique creative master. It includes all of his original collaborative input, as well as new projects including the Mediopadana Station in Reggio Emilia, Italy, the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, and ongoing works like the UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai.

A SHORT BIO OF THE MASTER
Santiago Calatrava (born in 1951) studied art and architecture at the ETSA of Valencia and engineering at the ETH in Zürich. His best-known works include the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Opera House in his native Valencia, and the Turning Torso in Malmö, Sweden. Calatrava has received the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2005 Gold Medal. He is based in New York and Zürich.

The Art of Santiago Calatrava: God of form

Zurich University, Law Faculty, Zurich, Switzerland

The Art of Santiago Calatrava: God of form

World Trade Center Transportation Hub, New York, USA. 2003–2016 © Hufton + Crow

The Art of Santiago Calatrava: God of form

World Trade Center Transportation Hub, New York, USA. 2003–2016 © Hufton + Crow

Calatrava. Complete Works 1979–Today

By Santiago Calatrava, Philip Jodidio

Hardcover, 22.8 x 28.9 cm, 620 pages

www.taschen.com

The Art of Santiago Calatrava: God of form

God of form

Architect, structural engineer, sculptor, and artist. No one can doubt the world Santiago Calatrava invites us to inhabit is unique, breathtaking and unparallel. From the Athens 2004 Olympic Sports Complex to the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in Manhattan, his remarkable aesthetic and engineering prowess are presented side by side with a simultaneous sensitivity for both the appearance and the anatomy of a structure. it’s no surprise he claims da Vinci’s nature studies as a huge source of influence, while his love of NASA space design explain the aerodynamic and organic associations of his structures. Natural forms and human movements inform a number of his projects, with a particular interest in the meeting point of equilibrium and dynamism.

The Art of Santiago Calatrava: God of form

Dubai Creek Tower, Dubai, UAE © Santiago Calatrava LLC

The Art of Santiago Calatrava: God of form

Light Rail Train Bridge, Jerusalem, Israel

The Art of Santiago Calatrava: God of form

Turning Torso, Malmö, Sweden © Palladium Photodesign/Oliver Schuh

The Art of Santiago Calatrava: God of form

Reggio Emilia AV – Mediopadana Station, Reggio Emilia, Italy © Palladium Photodesign/Oliver Schuh

An updated monograph called Calatrava. Complete Works 1979–Today, gathers detailed entries, photography, and the original watercolor sketches that set Calatrava aside as a unique creative master. It includes all of his original collaborative input, as well as new projects including the Mediopadana Station in Reggio Emilia, Italy, the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, and ongoing works like the UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai.

A SHORT BIO OF THE MASTER
Santiago Calatrava (born in 1951) studied art and architecture at the ETSA of Valencia and engineering at the ETH in Zürich. His best-known works include the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Opera House in his native Valencia, and the Turning Torso in Malmö, Sweden. Calatrava has received the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2005 Gold Medal. He is based in New York and Zürich.

The Art of Santiago Calatrava: God of form

Zurich University, Law Faculty, Zurich, Switzerland

The Art of Santiago Calatrava: God of form

World Trade Center Transportation Hub, New York, USA. 2003–2016 © Hufton + Crow

The Art of Santiago Calatrava: God of form

World Trade Center Transportation Hub, New York, USA. 2003–2016 © Hufton + Crow


Calatrava. Complete Works 1979–Today
By Santiago Calatrava, Philip Jodidio
Hardcover, 22.8 x 28.9 cm, 620 pages
www.taschen.com